The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161


News and Announcements

25th September, 2016

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First Friday Adoration Signup Roster for October

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Gabrielle Kuby - The Gender Revolution - A Strategy to Destroy the Family (Melbourne talk)

Gabrielle Kuby - The Gender Revolution - A Strategy to Destroy the Family (Ballarat talk)

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From the Parish Priest’s desk….

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Once again we are privileged to have a short visit this weekend from Bishop Basil Meeking. We thank His Lordship for his encouragement and assistance, and pray God blesses him abundantly.

There are many matters at present that need to command our attention: among them, in Australia, the defense of marriage; and in the Church, developments relating to Amoris Laetitia. I intend, God willing, to write at length on these topics in coming weeks. Above all, aware of our human insufficiency, we need to have recourse to prayer. The coming feast of St Michael, and the arrival of October, the month of the Holy Rosary, provide us with renewed opportunities for prayer.

In the meantime, I commend to you the following excellent reflection of Msgr Charles Pope which is in The National Catholic Register and available on line at: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/comfort-catholicism-has-to-go-it-is-time-to-prepare-for-persecution

God bless you.

Fr Glen Tattersall PP

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Please note that there will be no Mass at Kealba on Saturday, 1st October. Please also note that there is no evening Mass this Friday, and no 10 am Mass on Saturday.

Triduum to St Michael for the Church: this Thursday, 29th September, is the feast of St Michael the Archangel, Protector of Holy Church. Masses are at 7 am and 10 am. As a triduum of prayer for the Church (Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th September), and in preparation for the feast, the “longer” prayer of Leo XIII to St Michael is recommended. Printed copies are available in the vestibule, or access the prayer on line: http://catholocity.net/prayers/St._Michael_long.htm

October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary. The Church also encourages us to pray the “October prayer” to St Joseph at the conclusion of the Rosary. Let us especially seek the intercession of Our Lady and St Joseph for the Church, this October.

Latin classes: it is anticipated that Latin classes will resume in the near future. It may be that there will be some trial sessions soon, to assist in planning a full programme for 2017. Anyone interested in attending is invited to contact Fr Tattersall by email.

Disappearing “Layman’s” Missals. It is important that we have an adequate supply of missals for public use, especially for visitors. Currently we have only a very limited supply because of the numbers that have gone ‘walk about’. If you have a parish missal (entitled “The Layman’s Missal”) inadvertently in your keeping, please return it to a porter or to the missal cupboard in the vestibule. Latin-English Daily Missals of superior quality are available for purchase in Bl. John Henry’s bookstore.


First Friday – 7th October: on this day (also the feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary) there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 6 pm Mass, concluding with Benediction just before Midnight. Please commit to a period of adoration on the roster provided in the vestibule, or on line: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49aeab29a1fc1-1stfriday4

THE GENDER REVOLUTION - A STRATEGY TO DESTROY THE FAMILY – Parousia Media and the Australian Family Association invite you to hear Dr Gabriele Kuby, German author, convert to the Catholic faith and author of 12 books, including The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom. Dr Kuby will speak on the gender revolution, a timely topic given the so-called Safe Schools programme, and the push for same sex “marriage”. Date: Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, Time: 2-4 pm, Venue: St Philip’s Church Hall, 60 Junction Road, Blackburn North, 3130, Entry: Free. Donations greatly appreciated. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. RSVP: Saturday, 1st October E.marialusby4@gmail.com Mob. 0438 088 681 This is the only public talk Gabriele is giving in Melbourne so book now – don’t miss out. Seating is limited.

March for the Babies – Saturday, 8th October: pro-lifers will assemble in the Treasury Gardens by 1 pm. From there we march to Parliament, where the speeches will be given.

Annual Newman Lecture and Parish BBQ – Sunday, 9th October: we will celebrate our Parish patronal feast of Bl. John Henry Newman on Sunday, 9th October. Immediately following the Solemn Mass, the annual Newman Lecture will be presented in the School Hall. This year’s lecture, to be delivered by Dr Peter Janssen, is entitled “The Catholic Personality of Newman’s University: the Development of the Idea; Its Importance to the Mission of the Church; Recovering what the world has lost.” A Parish BBQ will follow.

Christus Rex pilgrimage: 28th-30th October: For information, and to register, please visit http://crex.org/wordpress.

Song & Silence – a monastic retreat for men (Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Wold, NSW, 2nd – 6th January, 2017): Discover the heart of monastic life. Enter into and participate in a complete monastic Horarium with daily Solemn Mass and the Sung Monastic Office - the retreat is guided by the liturgy alone in an atmosphere of silence. Personal spiritual direction will be available each day. Day one will be devoted to workshops and training supplied by the Australian Sacred Music Association (ASMA). Day two the retreat begins at Matins with the Rule of St. Benedict from then being observed. Chaplain: Fr Tattersall. Cost (5 days/4 nights): Quad share, $380 pp, Twin share, $499 pp (discounts on application for priests, deacons and seminarians). Inquiries/registration: retreat@sacredmusic.org.au, Ronan Reilly 0402 613 963. Official Flyer

The monks of St Joseph’s Abbey, Flavigny, will return to Australia in January, 2017, to preach Ignatian retreats for men and women in Sydney and Brisbane. Men: Hartzer Park, Bowral, NSW: 16-21 January and 23-28 January. Mercy Place, Bardon (Brisbane), QLD: 14-19 February. Women: Hartzer Park, Bowral, NSW: 12-15 January (3 days, 3 nights) and 30-31 January (2 days, 1 night).
Mercy Place Bardon (Brisbane), QLD: 9-12 February (3 days, 3 nights). For all the NSW retreats, inquiries and bookings are to be sent to Jim and Eileen at jimeileen13@optusnet.com.au. For the QLD retreats, inquiries and bookings are to be sent to Martine at martine.watkinson@gmail.com.


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  • Catechesis Classes

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  • Bible Study Classes

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.



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